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    Posted: 10/03/2021 at 5:15pm
Hi All,
I use 2 blades, one has great control, less speed and more dwell time. I use it against defenders because I'm not able to attack every ball. I mostly alternate attack and placement.
The second blade has less dwell time and is better for active block and power topspin, so I use it against non/defenders. Rubbers: Yasaka Rakza 7 / Andro Rasanter R47 on slower blade, Donic S3 on the faster.
What do you think? Is it valid strategy or should I pick 1 setup and train only with it?

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I also carry 2 setups to the training, but both are similar.
Both blades ALC, same FH rubber and two types of Hurricanes in BH.
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Originally posted by pm71 pm71 wrote:


... should I pick 1 setup and train only with it?


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It's table tennis, not golf.  You will improve faster if you pick a blade.
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Only two???
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Originally posted by vanjr vanjr wrote:

Only two???
Well, to follow golf analogy from the above, you should have no more than 14 paddles in your bag. Smile
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Originally posted by pgpg pgpg wrote:

Originally posted by vanjr vanjr wrote:

Only two???
Well, to follow golf analogy from the above, you should have no more than 14 paddles in your bag. Smile

Not a problem. Usually have at least 4 in my bag, but often will have more. Not sure I have put 14 in it, but that would be very easy to do. Only used 3 last weekend at club play.
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Originally posted by vanjr vanjr wrote:

Originally posted by pgpg pgpg wrote:

Originally posted by vanjr vanjr wrote:

Only two???
Well, to follow golf analogy from the above, you should have no more than 14 paddles in your bag. Smile

Not a problem. Usually have at least 4 in my bag, but often will have more. Not sure I have put 14 in it, but that would be very easy to do. Only used 3 last weekend at club play.

I have to agree with Baal.   The total number of rackets you must have is ALWAYS  N+1 where N is the current number of rackets  you have.

But seriously you must have at least 2 identical rackets since the rules require you to use an identical racket if your racket in use in a match breaks.  Identical means same blade, same rubbers (& same speed glue & same booster OuchAngryEmbarrassedCryWinkShocked


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Hi guys, thanks for your replies :)

but still I'm not convinced...

Let's say, you mostly play against players using normal/pimple-in rubbers and you can play your own style.
Then, if you play against a chopper (long pimples, chopping on top spin...) your style should change: top spin is slower but with much more arc/spin, you probably do not attack every ball but vary your strokes (positioning the ball, dropshots...)
So, what's wrong using a setup that is more suitable for that style?
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Originally posted by pm71 pm71 wrote:

Hi guys, thanks for your replies :)

but still I'm not convinced...

Let's say, you mostly play against players using normal/pimple-in rubbers and you can play your own style.
Then, if you play against a chopper (long pimples, chopping on top spin...) your style should change: top spin is slower but with much more arc/spin, you probably do not attack every ball but vary your strokes (positioning the ball, dropshots...)
So, what's wrong using a setup that is more suitable for that style?


Let me break this to you gently -Like most of us, you will never be world champion material.

You will never need TT to provide you with income, that is, you will never be a top professional.

Having said all that, do anything you please. Experiment with bats, rubbers etc.
Just enjoy all the vagaries, features and friends in the sport. It's a lifetime way of life, live it.
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Using 2 different setups might not be recommended but players who switch equipment atleast once a year are used to different setups faster. After 20 years of table tennis I can say i play just as well with double inverted as double short pips  I can switch to short pips dependimg on the opponent after having used them extensively for 2 years. I recommend to try different stuff once in a while because I know a lot of players who stuck with one rubber or blade for so long that they cant use anything else. That could be a problem once your rubber or blade becomes unavailable.
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Oh @Skyline, did you change back to double inverted mate?

To the OP: carry and train with as many as you like. As long as you don't get anxiety deciding which set up to play on any day.
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Plus, you can't switch rackets during a match, unless your original is damaged.

Yes, someone tried that on me.
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